The Decorated Cookie posted a few links to other blogs doing this so I decided to check it out. The image above comes from Creature Comforts. I missed the whole Twitter frenzy on this. Guess I don't rate on Twitter ha ha. I didn't even know there was a "movement" until The Decorated Cookie posted a few links. So I did my homework and read a bunch of blogs taking part in this movement. After reading several posts on Things I'm Afraid to Tell You, I can understand why they didn't ask me to be a part of this movement. You'll see why if you keep reading.
Many of the posts talk about the same thing.
1. The perception that bloggers make a lot of money. We do? Well how come you all aren't sending me checks. :) I'm missing out. ha ha Where did that notion come from? I have never thought for a minute that any blogger out there makes a lot of money. I know I didn't start mine thinking I would make money. Would I like too? Sure, who wouldn't. Making a little extra to buy more party supplies would be great. Than I can share more parties with you :)
2. The burdens, stress and pressures of blogging. Ok, if it's become a burden,stressful and you're feeling pressure, maybe you shouldn't be blogging anymore. Um, didn't you start the blog for ...fun!
3. Blogs make people doubt what they have and the way they live. Again, these thoughts have never crossed my mind. And why are you letting people you've never even met make you doubt what you have or the way you live? Don't you get enough of that out on the street?
4. There's a lot of crying going on out there. Again, why?
Why did I say I can understand why I wasn't asked to be part of this movement? Because I can't relate. Ok, here goes, the "real" me (as if I haven't been the real me since starting this blog).
I just don't feel the pressure these other bloggers are speaking of.
If I don't feel like writing posts for a week it doesn't bother me. I don't feel stressed out. Would I maybe lose a few people who read my blog, sure, but that's not going to stress me out. I don't feel burdened or pressured to write posts or stressed about it. Is my blog perfect, no. Do I spend hours, days writing up a post, no. I'm ok with that. If this blog was my sole income, you bet it would be more perfect. But it isn't and I refuse to let this blog become a burden or stress me out like so many other bloggers out there are feeling.
I understand that what many of these bloggers are talking about is the perfect parties featured on a lot of the blogs out there. The pressure to be perfect. Those of you that follow me though know that my parties are not perfect, I have no problems showing you my oopsies. My blog is not about perfect parties that look like they cost a fortune and the average person can't pull off. My blogs all about just getting people to add a little fizzy to their get togethers. Who cares about perfect. I look at those same blogs too but I don't think, wow, I'll never be able to afford a party like that, my parties don't look that perfect. I think, oh cute, look at that idea I can tweak and make my own to incorporate into a party. Those perfect party blogs are like Vogue magazine to me. For fun. For a little escape indulgence. Not once do they make me feel inadequate or inferior. Did I mention I have a high self-esteem. Aka stuck up :) ha ha
And what's with all the crying? Goodness people, stop putting pressure on yourself. If you don't have time to write a blog every week, be a mom, work, keep the house clean etc etc no one cares but you. The real me is kinda blunt huh? It's who I am. Stuck up...remember ha ha. I don't get upset when I don't have a lot of followers on here or Facebook like some bloggers do. It doesn't bother me when someone defriends me on Facebook. I am not defined by the number of followers I have. Nor do I get upset and cry or stress out because my blog isn't as amazing looking as some others, or my parties aren't so over the top amazing. I don't cry and stress out if I see someone who hasn't been blogging as long as me get a book deal or have more followers. Last year was a really stressful emotional roller coaster of a year for me but I wasn't crying over it or have a break down. I'm a pretty strong person. Must be because I'm stuck up hee hee Nor am I going to share it here. Not because I'm afraid to tell you but because it's personal and I didn't even share it all with my close friends.
My religious orientation, political beliefs, any tragedy that has hit my life, why would I share it here like so many other bloggers have during this movement? It's not because I'm afraid to tell you. I don't share it because this blog is about happiness and good times with family and friends. There's enough unhappiness out there in the news. Do you really want to read about it on a fun party blog too?
So you see, I can't really relate to this movement. I'm not afraid to tell you anything. Nothing against all the bloggers that are participating in this movement. It's just not me.